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Butterfly Milkweed Seeds

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Price
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Packet
$5.95
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1 Ounce
$59.95
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1/4 Pound
$169.95
29%
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1 Pound
$519.95
46%
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  • Packet

    $5.95
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    $59.95
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    $169.95
    29% Savings
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    $519.95
    46% Savings
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  • Perennial pollinator attractor native to North America
  • Heirloom variety with bright orange summer blooms
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Color:Orange
Days to Maturity:90-120 Days
Plant Height:28 inches
Plant Spacing:15-18 inches
Planting Depth:1/4 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Water Needs:Low
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Packet:200 mg
Seeds per Pound:90, 700
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:North American Native, Tuberous-Rooted Herbaceous Perennial, Clusters of Bright Flowers Atop Upright Hairy Stems, Lanceolate Leaf Shape
Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Good for Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Poor Soil Tolerant, Dry Area Tolerant
Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

About Butterfly Milkweed Seeds

Asclepias tuberosa

Buy Asclepia Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

Butterfly Milkweed Seeds - Butterfly Weed Seed

Butterfly Milkweed just so happens to be a beautiful flower that has long suffered from an unfortunate name. Often known in old-fashioned circles as "Butterfly Weed", it is also sometimes referred to by the more marketing-savvy as "Butterfly Flower". But regardless of the moniker, this beautiful native is cherished by serious wild gardeners.

For best success with this perennial seed, we recommend Fall Planting. For Spring Planting, seeds should be cold stratified prior to sowing.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring, Fall
Color:Orange
Days to Maturity:90-120 Days
Plant Height:28 inches
Plant Spacing:15-18 inches
Planting Depth:1/4 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Water Needs:Low
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Packet:200 mg
Seeds per Pound:90, 700
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:North American Native, Tuberous-Rooted Herbaceous Perennial, Clusters of Bright Flowers Atop Upright Hairy Stems, Lanceolate Leaf Shape
Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Good for Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Poor Soil Tolerant, Dry Area Tolerant
Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

About Butterfly Milkweed Seeds

Asclepias tuberosa

Buy Asclepia Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

Butterfly Milkweed Seeds - Butterfly Weed Seed

Butterfly Milkweed just so happens to be a beautiful flower that has long suffered from an unfortunate name. Often known in old-fashioned circles as "Butterfly Weed", it is also sometimes referred to by the more marketing-savvy as "Butterfly Flower". But regardless of the moniker, this beautiful native is cherished by serious wild gardeners.

For best success with this perennial seed, we recommend Fall Planting. For Spring Planting, seeds should be cold stratified prior to sowing.

How to Plant Asclepias

When to Plant Asclepias Seeds

Plant outdoors after the first frost begins in the fall in order to stratify the seed in time for Spring. To start indoors, seeds must be refrigerated 6-8 weeks before sowing in order to wake the seed from dormancy.

Where to Plant Asclepias Seeds

Asclepias is a hardy plant that is native to the swamps of the U.S., and will easily grow in consistently damp or wet soils that drain well with access to full sun (6-8 hours of sun per day). Despite this, Asclepias will tolerate a wide variety of soil profiles, as long as they aren't consistently dry or overly sandy. Plant away from areas where pets frequent, as the sap of the Asclepias is toxic when cut.

How to Plant Asclepias Seeds

Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep into the soil. When grown indoors, transplant into the garden 18-24 inches apart for best results.

How to Care for Asclepias

Asclepias is a low-maintenance plant that can live for several years if planted in the proper environment and will come back from a strong taproot every Spring. Asclepias will also readily spread itself via seeds in the late fall, but this can be controlled simply by removing all seed pods in the early fall before they release. Asclepias is a popular butterfly attractor, particularly of the Monarch Butterfly; as long as the plant is healthy, it will readily flower throughout the summer. Fertilization is not necessary. Putting mulch around each plant will reduce competition from weeds or other unwanted plants.

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Seed Coverage for Butterfly Milkweed Seeds

Amount
Recommended Coverage
Packet
Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce
Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound
Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
1 Pound
Up to 10,000 Sq. Ft

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From Our Customers

5.00/5 Based on 6 Reviews

  1. Great rate of germination.

    Bouhht these because I killed my butterfly weed trying to transplant it, which turns out is quite diffucult to do, so I bought these seeds. Planted 12 seeds so I could give some away and only had one seed not germinate.

  2. Milkweed seeds

    The seed and feed and nurseries have all had a run on the milkweeds. I was good to find somewhere that carried the seeds.

    Mark M.
    St. Louis

  3. Butterfly Wilkweed

    Almost all the seeds sprouted within two weeks.

  4. Save the monarch butterflies

    Buy any seeds that attract bees and butterflies. The bee population is dying off. Help save them.with fruits berries etc.any pollinators.

  5. Milkweed

    They just started to sprout

  6. milkweed seeds

    Ordering was very easy; delivery was prompt. I have no complaints about the seeds. However, I did expect them to have the white "umbrella" that floats them in the air.
    I didn't specify that, so it's not Eden's fault. Everything they did was excellent. They certainly have a sophisticated website and ordering system. And emails.

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